LilBeerDoctor (3680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler at PPRBSG09. Pours a light red/pink with a small white head. Aroma of light fruit and melon. Flavor of sweet raspberries and wheat malt. Kind of bland really, meh.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(PPSG09, growler) Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, some cherry. Taste is medium sweet, raspberry, some seltzer. Light-medium body, light acidity.
notalush (5672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler at Peter’s NY gathering - lightly hazy reddish brown - man, this tastes like raspberry cough syrup mixed with some wheaty character and light belgian-ish phenols - quite sweet, adding to the syrupy character that reminds me of cough medicine - blah.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Growler Pours an amber red body with an off white lacing. Some light raspberry with a light dry chewy fruit character with a light cherry notes.
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white head. Light fruit, though barely identifiable as raspberry. Medium bodied and sweet. Rather uneventful.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 On tap at the brewery. Pours a light pinkish with a violet hue , hazy and a nice lasting white head. Aroma is fruity with raspberries- slight tart cherry- and fruit juice but is also spicy with Belgian yeast- and a bit peppery, slight solvent and some wheaty cream character. Flavor seems a bit weak and watered down for a 8% fruit beer- some flowery notes- violet, then some weak cherry and rasp fruit cocktail with some wheaty and doughy notes- more spice and phenols in the end. Just seemed a bit on the bland side.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear light red color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is tart cherry and raspberry. Taste is sweet cherry, pineapple and bitter hops. No alcohol noticeable. Medium-full bodied.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Hazy light red pour with no head. Cherry nose with some hint of other fruits. The flavor brings out more cherry but the raspberry is noticeable.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during BA monthly gathering at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. From a growler, pours a hazy reddish caramel brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and thin ring. Aroma of wheat malt, some bing cherries, flowery hops, a hint of red berries, and some vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of cherries, caramel malt, some light earthy spices, and a hint of raspberries. Finish is semi-tart with a nice balance of cherry and caramel malt with plenty of alcohol warmth.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy, reddish-pink body with a small, fine, white head.
Smell: Vague pale maltiness and a waft of tart-smelling cherry juice, with only a minor backing of raspberries.
Taste: Light, brief maltiness then it’s off to the tart cherries and raspberries, though as with the aroma, it’s mostly cherries. A touch of sweetness emerges briefly, but eventually gives way to more tartness. Tiny pinch of spices. Finishes tart.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slight syrupiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A reasonably pleasant interplay between the tart and sweet fruit components, but, for me, it leaned decidedly on the tart side of things. Decent overall.